Universal Oven Thermostat
We use universal thermostats in the field to save carrying a lot of different ones that are, in effect, all the same thing as well as a lot of money as these are often considerably cheaper than the manufacturer's own spare part.
If you are in any way unsure or don't know what we're talking about with temperature ranges etc. we would suggest that you get in a professional to do this for you.
The two things that are really important when using a compatible thermostat are the thermostat's temperature range and the offset for the control knob that fits to it, in other words, where the flat of the shaft lies when the thermostat is set to the off position. So long as you get these two correct then you should not have a problem replacing a genuine oven or cooker thermostat with either this thermostat 14TS32 or 14TS36.
This thermostat will usually fit ovens with a range that goes beyond 250˚C so you will usually see the range going to 275˚C or higher. Although this oven thermostat does go as high as 320˚C you would not normally use that high a temperature nn your oven temperature control knob.
When fitting the replacement thermostat you do need to be careful of what is known as the phial, the long wire that leads to the actual temperature probe. You cannot bend this too much, kink it or cut it. If you do, the thermostat is rendered useless and this is not covered by warranty.
If you have any excess it can be coiled within the oven carcass quite easily out of the way. The important thing is that the tip of the phial, the probe, is sited correctly and reads the oven temperature properly. Failure to do this can cause incorrect temperature readings.
For the most part however, despite the caveats, these thermostats are very easy to fit and are often more or less a direct replacement at a fraction of the cost of some genuine ones and, they are often identical to the original thermostat used.
Oven Thermostat 50°C-300°C
50°C-300°C Temperature Range
Sensor 3.1mm x 160mm (approx)
Capillary length 1000mm (approx)
To fit most continental ovens, 2 hole fixing 300˚C
|Further Description||May vary cosmetically from any images|
|Alternate Part Number||QUACS42, TS1498, 14-TS-98|
|Manufacturer||Universal Spare Parts|
An oven or cooker thermostat controls the temperature inside the oven cavity by simply switching the power on or off to the element within about +/-10-15% of the set temperature. Domestic oven thermostats are generally not as accurate as people popularly believe.
There are also often control and safety thermostats which operate in a similar manner but do tend to be preset to a single temperature, for example, to cut the oven off should it overheat. You can learn much more about safety and oven cooling fan control thermostats in this article that has far more information than we can put here.
When an oven thermostat is faulty there are generally one of two symptoms presented, either the oven will not heat at all or it will constantly heat and not cut out with the usual complaint being that everything is burning in the oven.
It is easy to check your oven thermostat if you have a multimeter and a little experience with electrical items.
Almost all oven thermostats will be "break" the live supply to the element when the set temperature is reached so if the oven is overheating you will get the two contacts showing that there is a circuit regardless of what you set the temperature too. And, if the oven will not heat at all, the thermostat will not "make" the circuit to allow the element to be powered.
Oven thermostats carry live mains power and should not be worked on while power is applied to the oven or cooker.
For more information on cooker and oven thermostats please visit the main article about oven thermostats on our website here.
Can't Find The Oven Thermostat You Need
When buying an oven thermostat it is important to get the correct one and they all look pretty much the same very often but, can have different temperture ranges, fitments and knob offssets.
We try to make it as simple as possible for you to buy a cooker or oven thermostat or any other spare part but if you get stuck there is a team of experts here to help you and if you're not sure, we'd rather you asked for help.
To do that and get assistance simply get in touch with us about
oven and cooker thermostats and get answers as quickly as possible which is usually within an hour through the working week. But do please use our contact page or email as a first resort as this allows us time to look up the spare part you need for you and find any low cost compatible oven and cooker thermostats that can be hugely cheaper as well, so we can make sure you get the best options possible.
IMAGES AND SIZES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY
Component parts may vary in shape and size to the images shown as parts are model specific and subject to change or alteration at any time without notice. This spare part will only fit the models as described in the listing unless specifically advised otherwise by ourselves.
Also note that many oven thermostats can, depending on the model, be used in different positions and be very specific to the make and model due to size or fitting so please, take care when ordering and don't rely solely on images as they pretty much all look the same!
Technical And Fault Help
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In there you can get free advice and help from appliance repair technicians who will, if they can, assist you with nailing down what the problem with you r appliance might be.
This service is completely free to use and we do not send you emails etc, share your details or anything else. It is purely there as a free service to help people.
Universal Low-Cost Spare Parts
Universal spare parts are generic and designed to fit as many different models as possible as well as normally offering a cheaper alternative to original spare parts. However, they will not satisfy all applications and they often will also require some DIY skill when replacing.
They are incredibly handy though, especially when you're in a spot with no other option and why that many (if not most) of these spares will be found on almost every appliance technician's van stock.
The reasons for this are fairly self-evident, they fit a huge number of products, often tens of thousands of models and they tend to be really cheap. But most can be modified or tinkered about with to replace a myriad of far more costly spare parts so, for field tech looking to make a bit extra even although they spend more time doing this, it's a no-brainer for them.
That's all fine if you have a bit of skill or are prepared to spend the time on working out how to utilise a universal spare part and you, of course, want to save money.
The reason we tell people as openly and honestly this is that we don't want people thinking that a universal part will be an exact like-for-like swap as often times it won't be. On many occasions it is but we like to let you know what you're getting into, unlike many retailers.
For help with fault finding, diagnostics, fault codes and other technical assistance please use our forums where you can get help and advice from field technicians totally free.
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We can assist you directly with identifying spare parts for your appliance from our support help desk via email and you will also find lots of information to help you locating model numbers, product codes and more across many pages on the site. And advice on how to find compatible and alternative parts.
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We aim to answer you quickly, normally during the week the longest you will weait for a response is an hour at most but, often we're answering you in minutes.
If you are unsure if a part will fit your model or you want to confirm any details, just get in touch and we will do all we can to help you.
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UK Whitegoods Limited
Unit 5/6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate
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- The products have been used, personalised or customised in any way.
- The products have been fitted for fault finding purposes, we will deem it to have been used.
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UK Whitegoods Limited
Unit 5/6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP